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Massimo's - Fremont
Massimo's - Fremont

Massimo's - Fremont Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.massimos.com
  • Phone: (510) 792-2000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Californian, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer full service catering so one can enjoy the quality of our food and service at your home, office, or party venue.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our multiple Private Rooms can handle groups of 8 to 130. Please check out our website for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Bill (510) 792-2000 x11

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Farwell
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Massimo's - Fremont
A fine dining experience encompassing classic Italian and Cal-Nouveau Cuisine as well as superb tableside creations, focusing on regional Italian and Cal-Nouveau specials. Massimo's - Fremont also offers a wine list of exceptional value for the most discerning of tastes. Massimo's- Fremont...for an exceptional experience.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food in a nice environment. We've been here several times, and always come away talking about how great the dinner was. The care and attention in the kitchen shows when the food is brought to the table. Very nice. The wait staff is usually very good. This time, the waiter was so solicitous that he almost hovered. It was uncomfortable, and seemed that he was trying to hurry us out. But go try it!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "The food and ambiance was great. We ordered Calamari and Garlic bread for our appetizers. The Calamari was excellent. The garlic bread was burnt. We also ordered the New York Steak, Filet Minion, Chicken Carbanara and the Salmon. All were excellent. We had Spumoni and Mudd Pie for dessert they were also superb. All in all our meal was excellent. I would go there again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The server was awesome but service was slow as a result of the kitchen being very slow. The pasta with cream sauce may have well been pasta with butter because there was no apparent sauce. Again the host staff, service and ambiance couldn't have been nicer but your kitchen needs some attention."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Massimo's was everything I would have expected of a moderately upscale italian restaurant. Service was excellent, and noise level was relatively quiet. I would not go here if you tend to like to talk loudly and verbosely. However nice for a special event or anniversary. Good food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been dining at Massimo's for quite a while as it is one of only two fine dining restaurants in Fremont ( the other is Pappillion). We had the weekend special of Prime Rib and it was prepared perfect as my wife likes medium well and it was just pink and not dry and I like mien medium rare and it was not raw.The plate included a baked potato fresh green beans and carrots The Caesar salad was prepared table side. The cost is medium was $110 including wine and after dinner coffee."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Five of us met to hold a meeting over dinner. There was no problem hearing each other even though there was a party of 9 in the booth/tables next to us. Our service was superior, as always. We asked for something not on the menu (Seafood Chef Salad) and they provided it. Attentive and food outstanding."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This restaurant provides a very classy dinning experience. The service, food and atmosphere are all consistently top quality. I am so impressed with Massimo's that I regularly dine there and it is my first choice for any special occasions."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It was our first time going to Massimos and we were very pleased. The service was great and the food was excellent. On top of that, dessert was on the house! I would recommend."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We dine at Massimo's several times a month. The casear salad (prepared tableside) is outstanding. Reasonable prices, great restaurant. '"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Have never, ever been disappointed. Staff strives to accommodate and please their customers. Relaxing, romantic dining for two, as well as perfect place for a group. Fresh, delicious, excellent entrees, hot when served! We love the Cesar salad, which is made and tossed right at your table. Veal is so very tender, melts in your mouth. Risotto is light, creamy, but firm and very tasty. Great choice of desserts. Very good wine list. Full bar. Although there's no strict dress code at Massimo's, diners wear anything from prom wear to dressy casual to very casual. Have also been to Massimo's for lunch. Like to sit in the bar area, which is casual and fun, but does not compromise service or quality of food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were promptly seated but requested a change of booths as ours was too tight. They had no tables available but found us a larger booth immediately. Food and service were quite good and the noise level was low."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The minute we stepped in were treated well. The place is great for a romantic dinner. Service was very good. The rack of lamb and crab with spaghetti was cooked just right and was very good. We had a very lovely dinner and would return for another romantic dinner soon."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Massimo's in Fremont- a 38-year old restaurant...we just tried for the first time! From the outside, it is a strip mall, but the inside with its cozy booths and many banquet rooms is a delight. We were Marie Rinetti, who, along with her husband Bill, started Massimo's in the 1970s. Bill Jr. is in charge now. In any Italian restaurant, I find the Minestrone soup to be a bell weather of the rest of the food. Their's was to die for...the broth was so rich with flavor I could have had it by itself...luckily, it was full of fresh veggies, beans, and pasta. Delicious. Our two veal entrees - Saltimbocca and Massimo were delicious and the sauces, both very different complimented the veal wonderfully. I highly recommend Massimo's"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Went to celebrate my moms 75th. They seated us well ahead of our 8pm reservation. The service was good but I felt a little "rushed". The server was funny and nice and the portions were ample. I think this is a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Not our first time here and once again a delicious lunch. I had the grilled crab sandwich and it delicious highly recommend it. of course anything you have you will enjoy. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Never disappoints. Really enjoyed the veal chop for my birthday dinner."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I've lived in Fremont all my life and never been here. My friend got us a gift card for our anniversary so we decided to go here for a date night. Our server Dave was wonderful! Very professional and very sincere. I got the veal with mushroom sauce and it was so tender and cook to perfection! My husband ordered the special (seafood on linguini) also full of robust flavor. We can't eat like this everyday but definitely a great nice dinner place!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The greeting we received from Marie as we walked in the door was wonderful. Even though we were there before 5 pm she seated us at our favorite table. We knew we were early so were content with the glass of ice water until our favorite waiter David arrived at work. To our pleasant surprise he was early too. The food was perfect as usual, and our favorite wine was delicious. To make the evening even better we had patrons on either side of us who mentioned they had been coming to Massimo's for 30 years. What a wonderful testimony to superior dining. Thank you to the whole staff. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This truly is a neighborhood gem. Have visited twice now for business dinners. Quiet enough to hold business discussion while enjoying the wine list and food. Wait staff is excellent and recommend Massimo's for any occasion. During both visits entire party was pleased with their menu selection. Menu has something for everyone."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Unbelievable service. I could not believe it. David in the bar was our waiter. We had such a good experience. We live 45 minutes away and we will go back. We loved the appetizers. We had a crab artichoke fondue, that was sort of like a crab dip. Fattening but delicious. The minestrone soup was delightful, mild, light, yet earthy. The caesar salad (tableside) was soooo good, not too tangy, best I've had in a long time. The entree serving sizes were large. It was like an East Coast Italian restaurant, with the red booths & spaghetti with meatsauce. Nothing too spicy, everything delicious."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Another fantastic time at our go to restaurant. We went to celebrate my husbands birthday. As usual our waiter gave us premium service, he couldn't of dobe more for us. Our dinners were superb. Four of us had Caesar salad 2 had their regular salad we all raved about the salads too. If you want good old school Italian food & terrific service this is the place for you."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Love Caesar salad made at tableside. Service was excellent. My husband was not pleased with the chicken parm but my seafood dish was delicious"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Massimo's is old school Italian, at least in form. Waiters in tuxedos. Carts for making Caesar salads, Bananas Foster, and Cherries Jubilee, and classic dishes - veal piccata, veal saltimbocca, etc. It's not quite old school - there's no headwaiter, the food delivery had to ask who got each of the three plates, and the execution of each dish fell short of excellent. Some were good, none were bad, but none were excellent. My ribeye was a 1/2" piece of meat that didn't come close to medium rare. My wife's risotto was overcooked on the outside yet somehow al dente in the core. But our water stayed full, the people were welcoming and pleasant, and it's the best Italian food in Fremont. But you'll never mistake this for Tony's in St. Louis."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went here to celebrate a dining and had a great meal. There were few people in the lounge so we were quickly seated. Ordered the lamb chops - a perfect choice. They were some of the best lamb chops we've ever had. Nice wine list and great service. Definitely will be back! "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "While the food was fine, the service was terribly SLOW. we waited 45 mins for the entrees, and our server was no where to be seen. We were hopeful, because it did have the feel of an old style, luxurious Italian restaurant, but the value is simply not there. We will not be returning, unfortunately. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is very good, and the service is excellent. The ambiance in the dining room and the lounge is quite nice; the little room down the hall where we got stuck, not so much. But it's a terrific menu with lots of choices that we would like to try. We will definitely go back again to try those other items. And we didn't have room for dessert, so we definitely need to experience the cherries jubilee! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had a group of six to celebrate a birthday. The oysters were very good, but the calamari was oily and small in size. Everyone had a good entree except for the two persons who had the small chicken. The chicken used to be twice the size."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Ok, so who doesn't like Italian. Still, the food was extremely good, the prices were reasonable, and the service was great. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We have dined at Massimo's several times and we have always been made to feel as if they are glad to see us. The waiter, Ted, has always treated us like special guests. He is attentive and friendly without being intrusive. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or for just a great place to have an elegant dinner."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The menu did not have much veggie choice. My friend ordered chicken breast piccata and the chicken was smelling bad. Ur food should be up to the mark for the price u r charging. I did mention it was a birthday and there was no sign of wishing also? Which is bad. Atleast wish her on her birthday and we are not asking for more. Bad customer relation."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Specials are always fabulous - usually a prawn or Halibut dish. Wine list is full range. Romantic booths, nice atmosphere for business lunches, and bar area has candle light dining with booths. One of my favorite places."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "not inexpensive, but value for what this place delivers relative to other "nicer" places first time back there in >20 years. outstanding experience with notable wine service to accompany food. will go back sooner rather than later."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were very happy with our dining experience at Massimo's. The food was great!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Husband and I came here week before Christmas with a friend and it was OUTSTANDING. This time however, the top sirloin in the Steak au Poivre was grisly and therefore a disappointment. The remainder of the meal was as glorious as before. This time (as we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary) we splurged and ordered the Massimo's Mud Pie.....the absolute BEST I've ever had. Service both times was warm and welcoming. Clearly, this restaurant has its 'long time regulars' as the owner/manager(?) was quite effusive toward a table of 4 that were from Boston and Livermore. Nice to see that kind of recognition stills occurs. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Loved to find such a fine dining restaurant in heart of Fremont. Good food and excellent service."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Massimo's and we were seated by a gracious hostess and our waiter was to be David. David came and introduced himself, offered menus, water, and suggestions for the Specials that night. We ordered wine from a varied list of both reds and whites. We both ordered one of the Specials for the night and it certainly did not disappoint. The wife's seafood pasta was perfect. My crusted halibut was as tender and flavorful as can be. We had desserts that were lick the plate clean, of one Tiramisu and one Berries with cream. David was ready for us at a moment's notice. We were watching the other patrons as well, and they all got the same wonderful, special treatment as we did. Are we going to return, you bet."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and presentation. One of Fremont BEST restaurants."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have been going to Massimo's for 25+ years. I have celebrated practically every major event here - birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine's Day, etc., and I always enjoy the food and the service. Massimo's is a place from a by-gone era - where great food is served by attentive waiters in a classy, peaceful setting. I love this place and will continue to celebrate my life's milestones with a wonderful meal at Massimo's!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The rooms were large with lots of space between tables. It was quite and peaceful. The service was excellent as was the food. There were seven of us and we enjoyed a lovely evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We ate at Massimo's for Valentine's Day dinner. There was a special prefixe menu. My husband and I had the filet and lobster tail. The filet was melt-in-your-mouth tender. The lobster was lacking in flavor making me wish that I had ordered the filet alone so that I would have had a larger piece. I had the house salad which was excellent and my husband had the crab cake appetizer which he thought was very good. The dessert was crème brulee and chocolate cake, both of which were excellent. Chocolate cake is often dry but this was moist and very chocolaty. All in all the meal was super!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014